People who don’t have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) might wonder why something as simple as walking, baking a pie, or picking up the kids can be a victory. We know better. Living with RA isn’t easy. That’s why every victory should be celebrated. UCB will provide The Arthritis Foundation $1 for every victory submitted by someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis, until the goal of $30,000 is met. So go ahead… be proud. Submit your victory and let us all celebrate it.
- So how does one keep up the fight? You take it one day at a time. You get up every morning hoping that today is better. You don’t stay in bed and think hopeless thoughts. You live for today, you do what you can and you don’t allow yourself to worry about things getting worse. Be thankful for all the things you have rather than what you don’t have. Strive for the strength and courage to accept chronic illness with self-respect and humility. Take care of yourself and those who love you and support you. Enjoy the beauty of today and don’t spend your days worrying about tomorrow. This is all you can do and this is all any of us can do. From Do I Ever Feel Sorry for Myself? READ MORE. http://livinglifewithraandfms.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/do-i-ever-feel-sorry-for-myself/
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet: Things You Can Do – Guest Post
- Guest Post: Applying for Social Security Disability with Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Helpful Tips to Relieve the Pain (Guest Post)
- Chronic Illness and the Loss of Identity
- Parenting with Chronic Illness is no cakewalk
- How to Manage Arthritis with Exercise
- Fibromyalgia Patients Benefit from Exercise
- How to Move Toward Acceptance of Chronic Illness
- How to Manage Chronic Illness in the Workplace
- Having Hope and Keeping it Alive
Hope"Hope is the belief in your ability to recover from whatever has knocked you down on any given day. Resilience is the ability to recover from the punch and the land on your feet, or on your own butt, or whatever supports you at that time. To cultivate your physical resilience, you must have mental resilience that comes from a place called hope.” From Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend! By Rosalind Joffe and Joan Friedlander
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The Law of the Garbage TruckThe Law of the Garbage Truck Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier. David J. Pollay
Check out my article “What does it mean to accept your chronic illness diagnosis” at Invisible Illness Week.
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Monthly Archives: March 2010
If you and I had a dollar for every time people in my life have yelled me for NOT taking breaks or time to myself, you and I would be rich. When I take a break, I take it to … Continue reading
It is Monday and since I hate Mondays, I tend to vent on Monday. Today’s vent of the day is Rheumatoid Arthritis ignorance. Maybe, the title is a bit blunt or direct, but when I have been known to be … Continue reading
This morning my neighbor said to me “If there wasn’t something going wrong every minute of my life, then it wouldn’t be my life.” My neighbor is disabled, needs a wheelchair, canes, and an assistance dog. I laughed and told … Continue reading
I am over at Say Anything getting interviewed by my buddy Dee. Well, not this minute, but you can catch the interview over there and feel free to come back and comment.
The last few days have been extremely difficult dealing with muscle pain from fibromyalgia and joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis. I know that bad days come as do the good days, but when you sleep with ice packs under you … Continue reading
I don’t have a Facebook page nor do I plan on getting one. However, my ten-year old wants a page and has shown me his friends Facebook pages but I am not sure that a Facebook page is appropriate for … Continue reading
The other night my ten-year old told me that a fifth grader pushed him while they were in the lunch line in the school cafeteria. I asked him how he responded and told him that he had my permission to … Continue reading
Living with a chronic condition is like carrying around a giant weight on your shoulders on daily basis. Furthermore, regardless of the type of condition you have, you will have to slow down and make lifestyle changes in order to … Continue reading
I know I promised I would not blog but I just wanted to check in and say that I have had an interesting few days. I have been spending a lot of time with my kids and just taking advantage … Continue reading
Last night, I finished up my final paper in my master’s Jurisprudence and Legal History course which means I am free for the next two weeks until my new course starts. Therefore, at the request of my ten year old, … Continue reading
The last couple of days have been grueling for me dealing with a suicidal toddler in addition to pain that has hit new realms. My wrists, my hand and fingers, knees, ankles and feet are very swollen and it is … Continue reading